Dustin Pedroia seemed to be on his way to a solid comeback season, but he wound up missing close to half the season with a hamstring injury that led to two separate disabled list stints. When Pedroia did play, the results were encouraging, as he batted .291 with 12 home runs. At the time of his first trip to the DL, Pedroia ranked fourth among second basemen in Fantasy points and seventh in Rotisserie value. Fantasy owners can no longer count on Pedroia to stay healthy all season long, but he should still be drafted as one of the top 10 second basemen.
Pedroia will get more days off during the 2016 season, the Boston Globe reports. The decision to give 32-year-old Pedroia more time off makes perfect sense. Several injuries over the last four years have contributed to a reduced batting average and OPS, and the team would like to avoid protracted down time. Brock Holt will be the fill-in when Pedroia is off.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was a last-minute scratch Saturday, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports. With the ground wet the Red Sox want to play it safe with the veteran second baseman. Josh Rutledge will start at second base and hit second.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is out of the lineup Tuesday, Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports. Pedroia is in the midst of a hot streak, going 17 for 42 at the plate since coming off the DL, but he'll get the day off Tuesday, as the Sox go with Josh Rutledge at second base.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia continues to hit, going 3 for 4 with a walk and two runs scored in Monday night's win over the Rays. Pedroia, the self-described 'laser show,' has hit safely in all nine games played since being activated off the disabled list, and has multiple hits in six of those games. His average has shot up to .301 after a stretch of 17 hits in 42 at-bats.
Red Sox Dustin Pedroia is not in the lineup Friday, ESPN's Gordon Edes reports. Pedroia's been on a tear as of late, however, he will sit down in favor of Josh Rutledge, who will bat eighth in the lineup against Toronto.